Avoiding Secrecy

Most Relevant Verses

Deuteronomy 27:15

‘The person who makes a carved idol or cast image, which is detestable to the Lord, the work of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret is cursed.’
And all the people will reply, ‘Amen!’

Deuteronomy 27:24

‘The one who secretly kills his neighbor is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’

Genesis 31:27

Why did you secretly flee from me, deceive me, and not tell me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and lyres,

Mark 4:22

For nothing is concealed except to be revealed, and nothing hidden except to come to light.

Luke 8:17

For nothing is concealed that won’t be revealed, and nothing hidden that won’t be made known and come to light.

John 7:4

For no one does anything in secret while he’s seeking public recognition. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.”

John 18:20

“I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus answered him. “I have always taught in the synagogue and in the temple complex, where all the Jews congregate, and I haven’t spoken anything in secret.

Acts 16:37

But Paul said to them, “They beat us in public without a trial, although we are Roman citizens, and threw us in jail. And now are they going to smuggle us out secretly? Certainly not! On the contrary, let them come themselves and escort us out!”

Acts 26:26

For the king knows about these matters. It is to him I am actually speaking boldly. For I am convinced that none of these things escapes his notice, since this was not done in a corner.

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